Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Live Webinars for November 2010: Part 2

November 8, 2:00pm EST.

Pattern Research, Inc., currently uses GoToWebinar®, Camtasia For Mac® and® to produce and distribute our webinars; the combination has made a big difference in how they look and sound. Tim Sullard, our operations manager, will share what he is using, why he chose these tools, and how you can make this combo work for you. Even if you use a PC or other platforms to record and post your webinars, the concepts could be applied to your productions.

Because these technologies are relatively new, we are all experimenting together to find creative work-arounds and tease higher-quality results from limited technologies. Please join us and see if we have something to teach each other.

Best New Youth Books for 2010 (Nebraska Library Commission)

November 9, 11:00am EST.

Sally Snyder, Coordinator of Children and Young Adult Library Services at the Nebraska Library Commission, will present brief book talks of new titles you may or may not have heard about, and that could be good additions to your library’s collection. Titles starting with teens and going back through preschool age will be highlighted.

November 15, 2:00pm EST.

Would you like to learn about a simple, effective strategy that will make you, your library, and our profession indispensable? It does not require changing anything we do. What is involved? Modifying what we say. 

Based on the instructor’s award-winning  article, “Transforming Our Image through Words that Work—Perception is Everything” (Valerie Gross, Public Libraries, Volume 48, Number 5, (2009): p. 24–32), this webinar will describe a straightforward concept that enables public libraries to heighten their importance by replacing traditional terms with powerful, intuitive, value-enhanced terminology. Join in to learn how strategic vocabulary can immediately convey your true value—even to someone who has never set foot in a library.

November 16, 2:00pm EST.

Encyclopedias are the cornerstones of a library’s reference collection, but traditional encyclopedia publishing has been transformed over the past several years. Join Reference Books Bulletin editor Mary Ellen Quinn for an up-close look at how encyclopedias have changed. Joseph Janes, Associate Professor, The Information School, University of Washington, will discuss why encyclopedias exist, what they do, what they tell us, and how they’ve evolved. Representatives from Britannica, Grolier, and World Book will also talk about and demonstrate their newest encyclopedia models. Since general encyclopedias range from the elementary to the scholarly, there’s something here for librarians from every type of library.

Open Source Software (Georgia Public Library Service)

November 17, 10:00am EST.

What is open source software? Why should it matter to you, and how are Georgia librarians using it to their advantage? You don't have to be a programmer to understand how the open source software movement can benefit you and your library, from the web browser to media production, research tools and the ILS. This session will cover the advantages and disadvantages of using open source software in libraries with practical examples and ideas you can use.

How Ebooks, File Types, and DRM Affect Your Library (Georgia Public Library Service)

November 17, 11:15am EST.

As more library patrons are obtaining eReaders, many libraries have questions about why some of the devices work with our services and some don't, and why the books won't work on the different devices. The eReader market is confusing and this session will explain the differences of format, device, and their overall importance to your library and how they effect all facets of service.

November 22, 11:30am EST.

One of the biggest challenges in moving ahead with collections care projects can be finding adequate funding. Donors, board members, and even your own development staff often see collections care as less than compelling. The speakers in this webinar have achieved success in raising funds for collections care, both on behalf of their own organizations and for others. Debbie Hess Norris will demonstrate how enthusiasm in making the case, coupled with a rich understanding of the stories behind your collections, can yield success in fund-raising. Lee Price will discuss strategies for successful grant applications.

Becoming a Great Trainer (Training Magazine Network)

November 23, 1:00pm EST.

Do you want to be a great trainer? Do you know what it takes to be one?  Bob Pike CPAE-Speakers Hall of Fame, says that a great trainer is one that adds value and makes a difference. In this fast-paced, content rich webinar.

Included will be:
  1. The HDB to BDH Paradigm Shift - and why it is so important.
  2. Clarifying what adds value.
  3. The Iceberg Model of Human Behavior.
  4. What it means to be a participant-centered trainer.
  5. Getting to the C.O.R.E. of training
  6. Understanding the ONLY purpose of training
  7. Bob's top ten training lessons
  8. The one thing that must be added to every training program NOW (hint: it doesn't exist in 90% of all training programs - a fatal flaw!) and more!!

November 23, 2:00pm EST.

The current generation of teens is the most ethnically diverse and technologically plugged-in ever. Is your library ready to serve them? YALSA's Competencies for Librarians Serving Youth play a key role in everyday service to young adult patrons. Join Sarah Flowers, YALSA President-elect and author of Young Adults Deserve the Best: Putting YALSA's Competencies into Action, to discuss practical ways to promote and apply the competencies to ensure quality library service to the teens in your community. WebJunction is pleased to host this webinar in collaboration with the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA).

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